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Great Vessels

March 19, 2018
Common carotid artery cannulation can provide antegrade blood flow to the whole body during cardiopulmonary bypass, as well as maintain cerebral perfusion even at the time of arch exclusion or repair.
February 26, 2018
This video demonstrates the ascending aortic slide, a safe and reproducible technique for patients in whom the interrupted aortic arch has a wide interruption gap between the proximal and distal aortic portions.
February 18, 2018
An interesting article describing the interface between medical 3D printing and art.  It briefly outlines current and future applications, and it also describes constraints to the use of this technology.
February 14, 2018
Wang and colleagues present a systematic review of outcomes reported in 26 articles for 67 patients who underwent endovascular treatment for diseases of the ascending aorta, excluding type A dissection. The authors expect a gain in popularity of this intervention in select high-risk patients, but they consider further analysis necessary.
January 25, 2018
Schneider and colleagues have narrated a video demonstrating their technique for valve-sparing root replacement in a patient with Marfan syndrome. In the accompanying article, the authors report the outcomes of 61 patients with Marfan syndrome who underwent either aortic valve reimplantation or root remodeling at their institution.
January 16, 2018
This video demonstrates a stage I elephant trunk procedure and aortic valve repair via partial sternotomy, for a woman who presented with aortic valve insufficiency and an aortic aneurysm extending from the ascending to descending thoracic aorta.
January 11, 2018
De Beaufort and colleagues assessed the outcomes of acute aortic dissections in 258 consecutive patients with Marfan syndrome in the International Registry of Acute Aortic Dissection (IRAD) database, comparing these with the dissection outcomes in the general population.
November 21, 2017
Preventza and colleagues present their experience with aortic repair, analyzing prospectively collected data from 129 patients who underwent either a traditional elephant trunk (t-ET) procedure or a modified frozen elephant trunk (FET) procedure that does not use a hybrid graft.
November 9, 2017
Federico Venuta of the Sapienza University of Rome in Italy discusses surgical reconstruction techniques following resection of T4 lung cancer tumors.
October 31, 2017
This article describes a single-stage surgical repair of pectus excavatum combined with mitral valve repair and David procedure in a patient with Marfan syndrome.

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